|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Monday, March 07, 2005|
Rally Against Social Security Privatization Hundreds rallied in D.C. today to criticize the Bush administration?s drive to privatize Social Security and offer other solutions.Ellen Ratner reports from D.C. Egyptian Elections Called Sham Thousands protested in Egypt today calling President Hosni Mubarak?s election reforms a ?masquerade.?Late last month, Mubarak said the country would hold their first presidential election with more than one candidate...
Keywords: bush; elections; india; iraq; lebanon
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Friday, December 27, 2002|
New Dawn for Kenya (3:18) In what many are calling the beginning of a new era, Kenyans went to the polls today to elect a new leader.President Daniel arap Moi is stepping down after 39 years of what human rights activists call dictatorial rule.Uhuru Kenyatta is the handpicked successor of Moi, and the son of Kenya's founding president, Jomo Kenyatta. The only real opposition to Kenyatta is 71-year-old Mwai Kibaki...
Keywords: NATO; NSA; environment; ethnic; rights
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|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Friday, December 06, 2002|
UN Denounces Israeli Raid that Kills 10 This afternoon the UN denounced the Israeli pre-dawn raid on the Burejj Refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, which killed ten Palestinians, two were UN employees. The United Nations accuses the Israeli military of killing ten unarmed civilians during its 3-hour raid on the refugee camp, which came as Muslims were celebrating Eid el-Fitr, the four-day festival marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan...
Keywords: UN; bush; drug companies; india; iran; iraq; islam; israel; kennedy; military; palestine; pentagon; rights; saddam hussein
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Wednesday, November 13, 2002|
Iraq Agrees to UN Inspectors(2:13) With the news that Iraq has agreed to allow weapons inspectors into the country as per last Friday's UN Security Council resolution, a UN team will leave for Iraq Monday. We are joined by correspondent Jeremy Scahill from Baghdad. Judicial Nominee Dennis Shedd Sparks Controversy(2:41) Democrats in the Senate appear to be bowing to the will of the incoming Republican regime already.Senate leaders say there may already be agreement on the Homeland Security Bill s...
Keywords: 9-11; brazil; california; democratic party; elections; immigration; iraq; military; protest; rebellion; unions
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Monday, January 24, 2005|
U.S. Supreme Court Gives Police More Power The U.S. Supreme Court handed broader search powers to police when stopping motorists.Victoria Jones reports from D.C. Venezuelan Protests for Sovereignty During a demonstration in support of Venezuelan sovereignty, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez accused the Bush Administration of provoking tensions in the region. Greg Wilpert reports from Caracas. Warnings of Violence in Kosovo Violence could flare up again in Kosovo unless the international communi...
Keywords: bush; california; elections; ethnic; global warming; iraq; kurds; pentagon; protest; saddam hussein; scotus; washington
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Monday, October 13, 2003|
Bush Opens Public Lands To Mining Interests -- Mitch Jesserich With another late Friday afternoon announcement, the Bush administration angers environmentalists with its ruling to allow mining companies to dump more toxic waste. Mitch Jeserich is in Washington. Ghettopoly -- Ama Buadi The controversial game Ghettopoly sparked protests throughout the nation and even toy giant, Hasbro, is hot under the collar...
Keywords: argentina; brazil; bush; california; environment; genocide; india; israel; military; palestine; washington
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Monday, August 04, 2003|
TSA targets more travellers -- Kellia Ramares Verizon labor dispute -- John Hamilton Pakistani refugees in Canada -- Stefan Christoff HIV Summit in South Africa -- Na'eem Jennah UN on Liberia The first seven hundred of some fifteen hundred Nigerian troops arrived in Liberia today to try to end the civil war raging in that country.They'll be joined by 2,000 more soldiers from Liberia's West African neighboring states, and later this year by a United Nations peacekeeping force.Late Friday the UN S...
Keywords: UN; bush; detainees; elections; france; israel; mexico; military; new orleans; nicaragua; nigeria; pakistan; palestine; protest; south africa; unions
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Thursday, June 20, 2002|
Supreme Court: Executing Mentally Retarded isUnconstitutional(3:23) A divided Supreme Court reversed course today and ruled that executing mentally retarded people is unconstitutionally cruel, giving scores of inmates on death row the possibility of a reprieve. The most immediate effect of the ruling will be in the twenty states that allow execution of retarded people. Dozens or perhaps hundreds of inmates in those states will likely now argue that they are retarded, and that their sentences sho...
Keywords: capitalism; courage; death penalty; elections; france; israel; military; palestine; scotus; suicide
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Friday, January 04, 2002|
US Bombs Villiage as Hunt for Omar Continues (1:02) The United Nations has weighed in on the weekend bombing of a small villiage in Eastern Afghanistan. The Pentagon claims, B-52 bombers hit Taliban targets, but the United Nations disagreed saying the 53 Afghans killed were civilians. The U.N. criticism came amid a growing number of calls by Afghan leaders for the United States to limit its aerial attacks if it cannot prevent harm to civilians...
Keywords: 9-11; EU; NSA; UN; afghanistan; al-qaeda; china; islam; military; nuclear weapons; oil; pentagon; washington; wtc
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Wednesday, March 15, 2006|
New UN Human Rights Body The UN General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to create a new human rights organization for the world body, despite opposition from the US. Haider Rizvi reports from the UN. The United Nations has created a new human rights body that will replace the Geneva-based Human Rights Commission. Despite strong objections from the United States, an overwhelming majority of the member nations of the United Nations voted in favor of the resolution that has established the 47-mem...
Keywords: EU; UN; elections; hurricane; immigration; india; iraq; israel; katrina; louisiana; military; new orleans; palestine; rights; riots; saddam hussein
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Thursday, February 16, 2006|
PREVAL DECLARED WINNER IN HAITI Early this morning, Rene Preval was declared the winner of last week's presidential election in Haiti. He rose above the 50%-plus-one margin necessary to avoid a runoff after tens of thousands of blank ballots were removed from the official tally. Preval will be the first elected president to take office since the 2004 ouster of Jean Bertrand Aristide. NEW OFFICE TO INVESTIGATE CRIMES AGAINST JOURNALISTS IN MEXICO In Mexico, a federal office charged with investiga...
Keywords: EU; NATO; NSA; UN; elections; federal government; france; hurricane; iran; katrina; louisiana; mexico; new orleans; nigeria; oil; rights; torture; unions; washington
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Tuesday, October 18, 2005|
TORTURE CASE IN UK Seven of Britain's top judges began hearing evidence this week on whether Britain can use evidence from other countries against terror suspects that may have been obtained by torture. Naomi Fowler reports from London: The issue of torture was raised last year when foreign nationals held for years without charge or trial under suspicion of terrorism challenged the Court of Appeal...
Keywords: EU; UN; attorney general; bush; california; environment; hurricane; immigration; india; islam; katrina; mexico; military; new orleans; nicaragua; rights; scotus; torture; washington
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Tuesday, April 16, 2002|
Free Speech Radio News lineup - Tuesday, April 16, 2002Free Speech Radio NewsTuesday, April 16, 2002Download MP3 file of newscast (13Megabytes) Israeli military officials confirmed today that they have reopened a desert dentention camp to hold some of the 1000?s of Palestinians rounded up during the past weeks West Bank Sweeps. The camp held about 1000 palestinians from 1987 to 1993 and was clsed in 1996...
Keywords: 9-11; bush; hamas; israel; military; nuclear weapons; oil; palestine; protest; rights; south africa; suicide
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Tuesday, October 30, 2001|
CLUSTER BOMBS AND FOOD PACKETS 3:26 The World Food Program warned today its only been able to deliver eight percent of food aid urgently needed to sustain half a million starving Afghans through the looming winter. They are the most desperate of more than six million Afghans dependant on international aid but the World Food Program says even the luckier ones -- about two million people -- have enough food to last just one month...
Keywords: 9-11; afghanistan; china; courage; immigration; india; israel; mexico; military; palestine; pentagon
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Thursday, July 10, 2003|
The Congressional leaders behind the campaign finance reform law announced today that they are introducing legislation to replace the Federal Election Commission, calling the FEC ineffective. Jay Tamboli has more from D.C. President Bush is threatening to veto a Congressional vote designed to insure federal funds for international family planning organizations like Planned Parenthood even if they INCLUDE abortion as an option.James Cullum reports from D.C...
Keywords: NATO; bush; california; campaign finance; elections; iraq; military; rights; rumsfeld
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Monday, November 12, 2001|
ANOTHER PASSENGER PLANE CRASHES IN NEW YORK 3:30 American Airlines Flight 587 en route to the Dominican Republic carrying 255 passengers crashed shortly after take off this morning from Kennedy airport. According to eyewitness accounts the plane's engine broke apart in the air causing the plane to nose dive into Rockaway's residential area. From New York. Geoff Brady has this report. CAUSE OF CRASH IN DOUBT 3:25 Correspondent Randi Zimmerman looks into the causes of today's airplane crash...
Keywords: NATO; NGO; NSA; WTO; afghanistan; epidemic; india; islam; kennedy; pakistan
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Thursday, November 22, 2001|
SPECIAL EDITION OF FREE SPEECH RADIO NEWS -- INTERVIEW WITH ARUNDATI ROY Arundhati Roy is author of the Booker-Prize winning God of Small Things. She spoke with Correspondent Sputnik Kilambi about her article below, published by the Guardian of London, but rejected by every major US daily newspaper. ======================================================= 'Brutality Smeared in Peanut Butter' by Arundati Roy As darkness deepened over Afghanistan on Sunday October 7 2001, the US government, backed ...
Keywords: 9-11; EU; UN; USSR; afghanistan; biological weapons; bush; cheney; china; communism; dance; death penalty; environment; ethnic; genocide; halliburton; hijack; india; iran; iraq; islam; korea; military; nicaragua; oil; pakistan; pentagon; privacy; rebellion; rights; rumsfeld; russia; saddam hussein; suicide; washington; wtc
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Monday, November 14, 2005|
TENSE DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS Diplomatic relations between Mexico and Venezuela are on the rocks after an ongoing verbal exchange between their heads of state. Vladimir Flores reports from Mexico. The verbal dispute between Mexican president Vicente Fox and Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez began earlier this month at the Summit of the Americas meeting in Argentina over a disagreement regarding the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas...
Keywords: 9-11; NSA; afghanistan; argentina; bush; california; china; detainees; elections; environment; highschool; immigration; india; iraq; islam; japan; mexico; military; nigeria; oil; pakistan; protest; riots; south africa; white phosphorous
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Thursday, April 22, 2004|
North Korea has declared a state of emergency in the region where two trains crashed and exploded, according to just released reports from South Korea. What has been reported so far is that two trains carrying oil and liquid petroleum collided then witnesses report seeing a massive explosion near the Chinese border. And, an estimated 3-thousand people have been killed. The U.S. and Britain are pressing the United Nations Security Council to adopt a draft resolution on weapons of mass destruction...
Keywords: UN; bush; china; dance; elections; environment; france; immigration; iraq; korea; oil; pakistan; riots; russia; saddam hussein
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Monday, January 06, 2003|
Is North Korea a Threat? Senior US, South Korean and Japanese officials are meeting in Washington today to work out a solution to the crisis over North Korea's weapons of mass destruction. North Korea has offered to negotiate unconditionally with the US in exchange for a non-agression pact, but the Bush Administration says it won't talk directly with Pyong Yang unless it agrees to scrap it's nuclear weapons program...
Keywords: attorney general; bush; cheney; coca-cola; india; iraq; japan; korea; kurds; nuclear weapons; palestine; rumsfeld; saddam hussein; turkey; washington
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Friday, April 18, 2003|
Chaos in Baghdad (1:56) Tens of thousands of Iraqis took to the streets of Baghdad today following morning prayers to protest the US occupation as the United states works to install an interim military government. The Guardian reports that Iranian President Mohammad Kahatmi accused the United States of ?taking an aggressive stance? saying that Tehran ? will not recognize a US installed administration in Iraq.? This, on the heels of a discovery of a mass grave, containing at least 1500 bodies out...
Keywords: 9-11; afghanistan; bush; elections; iran; iraq; islam; kurds; military; nigeria; oil; pentagon; rights; turkey
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Tuesday, October 07, 2003|
CA Recall In Progress Long lines greeted poll workers at key locations in California as other election officials braced to count millions of absentee ballots in the hyped recall election. Max Pringle reports from KPFA in Berkeley. Chicago Garbage Collectors on Strike Chicago?s garbage is piling up as more than 3,000 private trash collectors continue their strike. Tom Robb with WZRD reports from Chicago...
Keywords: bush; california; detainees; elections; iran; iraq; israel; kurds; military; palestine; saddam hussein; turkey; washington
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Tuesday, October 16, 2001|
COLIN POWELL IN NEW DELHI(4:18) After a brief visit with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, US Secretary of State Colin Powell today arrived in India today with the message that there must be dialogue between India and Pakistan, particularly on the issue of Kashmir. Powell?s visit comes as tensions along the India-Pakistan border have risen dramatically, with India?s amred forces shelling Pakistani positions.India has stressed that US must go beyond Afghanistan in its efforts against terroris...
Keywords: 9-11; EU; NATO; afghanistan; attorney general; bush; india; iran; islam; pakistan; privacy; rights; turkey; washington
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Wednesday, December 26, 2001|
INDIA MOVES MISSILES TO THE BORDER (2:46) Nuclear powers India and Pakistan are raising the stakes in their war of words. Shots were sent across the shared border yesterday. Now both sides are massing troops. India says it has pointed its guided missiles toward Pakistan, and Pakistan has also reportedly moved its medium range missiles closer to the border. Meanwhile, peace groups in both countries have called for an immediate end to war-mongering and concrete steps to defuse tension...
Keywords: afghanistan; bush; india; iran; nuclear power; pakistan; south africa; unions; washington
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Monday, January 07, 2002|
OMAR EVADES CAPTURE (2:26) Taliban leader Mollah Omar has slipped through the net of the interim government's troops who hoped to capture him this weekend.Additionally, Osama Bin Laden's whereabouts are a mystery.But fighting continues in eastern Afghanistan, as does the build-up of foreign troops.Tony Cross tells us more. BUSH VISITS PORTLAND (3:28) Over the weekend in Portland, Oregonians wanted to let President Bush know they were not happy with some of his policies, but they were not invited...
Keywords: 9-11; afghanistan; bush; california; india; military; pakistan; protest; washington
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Monday, November 03, 2003|
Amid tight security, 4,000 people filled the University of New Hampshire?s ice hockey rink yesterday for the consecration ceremony of New Hampshire bishop, Gene Robinson, the first openly gay man to be given such distinction within the Anglican Church. Inuit hunters from Northern Greenland are demanding that the Danish Supreme Court close down a US military base. Mette Hedegaard has more from Copenhagen...
Keywords: NATO; UN; afghanistan; bush; elections; genocide; iraq; israel; japan; military; rights; riots; scotus; south africa
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Friday, March 24, 2006|
Abbas Says Peace Talks are Possible Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas thinks it will be possible to hold peace talks with Israel even with the militant party Hamas in control of the Palestinian Legislature. More from Laila Al Hadad in Gaza. Bolivia Calls for Return of Coastline from Chile Bolivian President Evo Morales called today for the return of a mineral-rich coastal territory lost to Chile in a 19th century war, the source of a bitter grudge against the neighboring country...
Keywords: NATO; afghanistan; argentina; disease; elections; france; hamas; highschool; immigration; india; islam; israel; military; new orleans; nicaragua; palestine; protest; rights; unions; washington
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Friday, December 21, 2001|
US INTO SOMALIA? 4:53 Police in Somalia said today they had arrested four Iraqi Kurds and one Palestinian for questioning over possible links to Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network. This comes as the Bush administration indicated this week that Somalia could be its next target in the so called war on terror. Free Speech Radio News Correspondent Jeremy Scahill looks at what Washington may be after in Somalia...
Keywords: al-qaeda; argentina; bush; elections; hamas; india; iraq; israel; kurds; military; pakistan; palestine; south africa; suicide; washington
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Friday, March 05, 2004|
Iraqi Constitutional Signing Collapsed The Iraqi constitutional signing ceremony collapsed today when 5 Shi'ite members of the US-appointed Iraqi Governing Council walked out over the issue of Kurdish autonomy.Aaron Glantz reports from Arbil, Iraq. Venezuela Quiet After Week of Violence As many as seven people are dead in Venezuela after a week of violent clashes between opposition demonstrators and National Guard troops ended today.Greg Wilpert reports from Caracas...
Keywords: biological weapons; bush; california; chemical weapons; environment; iraq; kurds; mexico; military; rights
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Monday, September 01, 2003|
Labor Day Special: Working News; FSRN from the Ground Up As we mark Labor Day, we at FSRN have a special documentary presentation today "Working News; FSRN from the Ground Up", inviting listeners inside the worker-run collective of Free Speech Radio News. Over the past 3 years, as the news media has continued to consolidate under a few major corporate interests, independent newsmakers from around the US and many corners of the world have come together to form the newscast you listen to every eve...
Keywords: courage; elections
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Tuesday, January 06, 2004|
European and African airlines are critical of U.S. officials? demands to put armed marshals on planes.Today, some airlines, most vocal from South Africa, Portugal, Denmark and Sweden stated it would be better to keep the planes out of the air.Yet, England?s airline pilots union agreed to a modified version of the controversial plan today.The deal promises British pilots will be told when marshals are on board and that the captain will remain in charge at all times...
Keywords: EU; NSA; elections; federal government; halliburton; immigration; india; iraq; islam; israel; mexico; military; pakistan; pentagon; south africa; turkey; washington
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Monday, January 03, 2005|
Life-Long Detention? The White House is considering plans to build a permanent prison in Guantanamo Bay that would hold terrorist suspects for the rest of their lives. Selina Musuta reports from Washington, DC. Japan Increases Tsunami Relief Support The UN says the international community has pledged over two billion dollars in aid for tsunami stricken regions in South Asia. Japan initially promised some thirty million dollars but ahs since announced a dramatic increase...
Keywords: NSA; WTO; afghanistan; bush; california; china; environment; heart disease; india; islam; israel; japan; military; nigeria; pakistan; palestine; rebellion; rights; washington; whistleblower
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Wednesday, May 25, 2005|
The Bush Administration is winning Congressional votes for far right nominees after months of threats and compromises by Democrats.Kelly Giddens reports from D.C. The US House expands temporary nuclear holding plants around the country anticipating an unlimited approval process for the Yucca Mountain facility. Leigh Robartes reports from Moscow, Idaho. Hundreds of teamsters in Connecticut join more than a thousand in California for protests against the Coca Cola Corporation.Melinda Tuhus reports...
Keywords: al-qaeda; bush; california; coca-cola; democratic party; detainees; elections; highschool; iraq; military; oil
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Wednesday, October 05, 2005|
NEW FDA RULES ON ANIMAL FEED In an effort to prevent an outbreak of mad cow disease in the country, the Food and Drug Administration called for new rules to ban cow parts from being used in all animal feed. Katia Al Awwad reports from Washington D.C. The new rule prohibits cattle brains and spinal cords in all animal feed. However, it does not ban the use other tissues that could bear the disease regardless of age...
Keywords: 9-11; NSA; avian flu; bush; disease; environment; greenpeace; india; katrina; military; nicaragua; protest; rebellion; rights; scotus; suicide; washington
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Thursday, April 27, 2006|
THOUSANDS DISPLACED IN SRI LANKA The United Nations refugee agency, the UNHCR, expressed serious concern today over the situation of thousands of people recently displaced by military air strikes in northern Sri Lanka. UNHCR's representative in Sri Lanka, Amin Awad, said today that UN agencies are working with NGO partners to determine the immediate needs of the displaced and to provide a coordinated humanitarian response...
Keywords: EU; FEMA; NATO; NSA; UN; democratic party; elections; environment; hurricane; india; iran; iraq; islam; katrina; louisiana; military; new orleans; pakistan; privacy; protest; washington
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Friday, June 17, 2005|
There were violent clashes in Kyrgyzstan today, after demonstrators stormed and occupied the government headquarters there. 1000 police took back the building, using teargas and clubs to dislodge the demonstrators, injuring 39, 12 of whom were hospitalized. The protesters say they?re supporters of would-be presidential candidate Urmat Baryktabasov, who was denied a spot on the ballot in next month's presidential election because electoral officials say he has become a citizen of neighboring Kaza...
Keywords: EU; UN; brazil; bush; elections; france; iran; iraq; protest; riots
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Monday, January 05, 2004|
Fingerprinting Foreigners on Arrival(4:04) Starting today foreign visitors from all but 27 countries will have their fingerprints and photos taken at the U.S airport where they enter the country. The Department of Homeland Security says this will help combat terrorist threats by keeping better track of foreigners.The countries that are exempted from such procedures are predominately from Europe; also exempted is the U.S.'s northern neighbor Canada, though people from southern neighbor Mexico wil...
Keywords: EU; brazil; bush; california; individuality; iran; iraq; islam; mexico; nigeria; oil; palestine; rebellion; saddam hussein; washington
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Friday, May 06, 2005|
The chair of the Oil for Food Inquiry Committee, Paul Volcker, said that US Congressmen misused their subpoena power when they demanded that a former investigator turn over documents. A lawyer, who resigned from the committee investigation team, turned over the documents after receiving the subpoena saying they show that the committee?s report protects UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. Volker stated today that the subpoena issued to Robert Parton was inappropriate and that the investigator was no...
Keywords: UN; bush; california; drug companies; elections; environment; immigration; iraq; mexico; military; oil; palestine; rebellion; saddam hussein; south africa; washington
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Friday, August 01, 2003|
PM Blair to testify at inquiry -- Charlotte Parsons 1100 Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike -- Mohammed Ghalayini Immigrant student registration deadline -- Nell Geiser Unocal trial to go forward in CA -- Jordan Davis UN on Liberia (3:18) In Liberia?s embattled capital Monrovia, guns were silent today for the first time in two weeks. Residents celebrated the end of rebel mortar attack that have killed hundreds of people and caused thousands to flee...
Keywords: NATO; UN; bush; california; democratic party; elections; hillary clinton; korea; military; nigeria; oil; palestine; rebellion
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Thursday, July 28, 2005|
The Irish Republican Army announced that they will give up its armedcampaign and enter the political arena.The organization fought Britishrule over Northern Ireland. Abattle that has lasted for 30 years.Theysaid they will work through democratic and peaceful means. Muslim groups in the United States and Canada issued a Fatwah todaycondemning violence. Jake Connelly has the story from Washington, D.C...
Keywords: bush; china; elections; environment; halliburton; india; iran; iraq; islam; japan; korea; mexico; military; nigeria; nuclear power; rights; riots; torture; washington
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Monday, June 30, 2003|
Argentine official extradicted to Spain on charges of genocide and terrorism Nigerian general strike Musharraf calls on Pakistani's to recognize Israel UN calls for international force in Liberia Middle East Weekend Developments(3:59) After intensive discussions between Israelis and palestinians over the weekend with US National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, an agreement was reached between the twoparties involving the withdrawal of Israeli troops from Gaza and Bethlhem...
Keywords: genocide; heart disease; iraq; israel; nigeria; oil; pakistan; palestine; saddam hussein; scotus; turkey; washington
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Wednesday, February 26, 2003|
Agent Orange in Supreme Court(3:16) The Supreme Court this morning heard an appeal brought by the manufacturers of Agent Orange, the notorious cocktail of herbicides the US government used in the early 1970's to defoliate the jungles of Vietnam. Dow Chemical, Monsanto, and others argue they've already settled a class action lawsuit brought by Vietnam veterans harmed by Agent Orange exposure, and that they shouldn't have to pay any more.Josh Chaffin reports from the Supreme Court Jeb Bush Boots D...
Keywords: NSA; bush; california; death penalty; elections; india; iraq; islam; mexico; nigeria; oil; palestine; scotus; turkey
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Thursday, March 16, 2006|
Iraq Parliament Meets After a three day wait, prayers opened the first session of the new Iraqi Parliament today where members were sworn in. Today's function is largely ceremonial, but there is incredible pressure on Iraqi lawmakers to create a unity government. Some analysts say the rapid formation of such a government could help curb the unrest brewing in the country. Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari may be willing to withdraw his nomination for a second term...
Keywords: 9-11; NATO; bush; democratic party; elections; france; highschool; india; iran; iraq; israel; kurds; mexico; military; new orleans; palestine; pentagon; protest; unions; washington; wiretaps
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Thursday, December 11, 2003|
No Iraqi Death Count Iraqi civilian deaths from the U.S. led invasion and occupation will no longer be counted, according to the Associated Press. The Iraqi health minister denied the allegation. Yet the head of the Iraqi Ministry of Health?s statistics department made the comment to an AP reporter, saying the order had come down from the US-led Coalition Provisional Authority. The ministry issued a preliminary number of 1-thousand, seven hundred and 64 Iraqi deaths during the summer...
Keywords: EU; bush; campaign finance; dance; death penalty; elections; ethnic; france; iraq; islam; israel; military; palestine; pentagon; rights; russia; scotus; unions; washington
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Thursday, November 14, 2002|
Israeli Report on Iraqi Military Capability3:20 A report published this week by a Tel Aviv university think tank concludes Iraqi mililtary capability has greatly deteriorated since 1991. In the same report, the Israeli think tank known for assesing relative strategic powers in the Middle East, also concludes the United States would win any military confrontation easily with Iraq. As, Irris Makler reports from Tel Aviv, the authors are more ambiguous about whether military victory would allow the...
Keywords: FEMA; california; democratic party; elections; ethnic; france; india; iraq; islam; israel; kurds; military; privacy; rights; riots; washington
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Thursday, March 11, 2004|
Bomb Blasts Kill Dozens in Spain Only Spanish sources are blaming the Basque separatist group, ETA for the 13 bomb blasts that killed more than 150 people and injured more than 500.While those numbers are still coming in, foreign reporters say evidence points towards other groups.David Oancia has more from the disaster site near Madrid. Same Sex Marriage in MA Same gender marriage is the only thing on the agenda at a constitutional convention of Massachusetts states legislators.Chuck Rosina repo...
Keywords: 9-11; bush; ethnic; france; islam; suicide
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Thursday, June 19, 2003|
FCC Decision Altered The Senate Commerce Committee has voted to overturn parts of a Federal Communications Commission decision to allow greater consolidation in the media markets. The bill's fate in the full Senate is uncertain, and faces a tougher time in the House. Josh Chaffin files this report from Capitol Hill. Women of Burma Day Today, on the birthday of Nobel Peace Prize winner and democratically elected Burmese political leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese military government stated th...
Keywords: birthday; elections; france; greenpeace; iran; military; oil; privacy; protest
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Tuesday, February 10, 2004|
An off-duty US customs officer who killed a Brooklyn man in a scuffle, may face an inquiry even though to date New York city police officers say one dead man is not sufficient evidence to arrest him. Ian Forrest reports from WBAI in New York. Global food supplies face more scrutiny as cases of bird flu in Delaware causes china to reject poultry from the United States. Just yesterday the Department of Agriculture closed the investigation on US cases of mad cow disease...
Keywords: avian flu; bush; california; china; courage; death penalty; detainees; disease; elections; india; iran; iraq; kurds; oil; turkey; washington
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Thursday, January 15, 2004|
Moseley-Braun Drops Out Today, the only woman in the race for President of the United States dropped out.Carol Moseley-Braun, one of two African-Americans running announced that she would throw her support behind the current Democratic frontrunner Howard Dean. Moseley-Braun is the first black woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate and then became ambassador to New Zealand.Her endorsement may mean little for Dean in Iowa?s Monday night contest where she has little support.However, Dean?s mostly y...
Keywords: EU; WTO; attorney general; bill clinton; birthday; bush; campaign finance; disease; halliburton; india; iraq; islam; nigeria; pentagon; suicide; washington
|Free Speech Radio News lineup - Wednesday, September 28, 2005|
Representative Tom DeLay has been indicted. A grand jury charged him along with two political associates for political conspiracy. He spoke from his office in the Capitol: Audio Clip: The House Majority Leader will step down from that post, but will retain his Texas seat. As Ellen Ratner reports, this is not the first time Tom Delay has run into legal trouble. Israel has continued it's attacks and search for Palestinian militants into it's fifth day knocking out power to thousands of residents i...
Keywords: UN; elections; highschool; india; iran; israel; mexico; nuclear power; palestine; rights; riots; tom delay; unions; washington